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Borys Yevhenovych Paton
Борис Євгенович Патон

Borys Paton in 2004
Born November 27, 1918 (1918-11-27) (age 91)
Kyiv
Citizenship Ukraine, (USSR surrendered)
Nationality Russian
Fields metallurgy
Institutions Paton Electrical-Welding Institute, International Association of Science Academies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Alma mater Kiev Polytechnic Institute
Known for studies in metallurgy of electrical welding; President of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (since 1962)
Influences Yevhen Paton


Borys Yevhenovych Paton (Ukrainian: Борис Євгенович Патон) (born November 27, 1918) is the long-term chairman of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He was born in Kiev. Paton joined the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on November 18, 1958 and is the first person to have been awarded the title of the Hero of Ukraine.

He holds a doctoral degree in technical sciences and is known for his works in electric welding. Paton's father, Yevhen Paton, was also famous for his works in electric welding. The first welded bridge in Kiev, constructed under the supervision of Yevhen Paton, bears his name.

Preceded by
Oleksandr Palladin
President of NANU
1962–present
Succeeded by
incumbent

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